Where do people get the idea that if a person commits suicide they will go to hell even if they were saved? I can see the Catholic view-point (which I do not believe in) that they believe they must be forgiven of their sins by a priest and they don't have a chance if they commit suicide; but, I have heard many Baptists quote this idea that suicide is some kind of ultimate sin. Or I have also heard preachers say if a person commits suicide they were not saved in the first place because a Christian would never commit suicide even if they were in pain (cancer or other diseases they will not recover from) or a physical reason. I know a preacher who committed suicide and according to his doctor he was in a state of clinical depression caused by a chemical imbalance. I knew the man well and I am certain he is in heaven today. This was before a lot of the anti-depressants came out. I know a fundamentalist preacher who says it is a sin to use anti-depressants because God will comfort them. I believe this is true, but if a person has a chemical imbalance in the brain I can also see the use of medications to make them feel normal and that is the function of those types of drugs.